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Nanna Ditzel (Denmark, 1923 - 2005)

Nanna Ditzel was the most versatile and creative female designer that Denmark produced in the 20th century. Ditzel brought her talents to bear on a staggering array of forms — she designed furniture, jewelry, tableware and textiles; and she shaped her pieces using an equally astonishing variety of materials, from wood and wicker to silver, ceramics and fiberglass.

     Born in Copenhagen, she trained as a cabinetmaker at the Royal Academy's furniture school — overseen by the great craftsman of the day, Kaare Klint — and graduated in 1943. Ditzel’s early work adhered to the classic Danish modernist tenets of simplicity, comfort and quality, and her armchairs, with their softly curved backrests are much in the spirit of Hans Wegner. Ditzel’s signature piece of that time is her “Ring chair.” Designed along with her husband, Jørgen Ditzel, a fabric maker, the chair has a semicircular padded armrest that seems to embrace the sitter. Ditzel began designing in wicker and in 1959 produced the “Hanging chair.” The piece, suspended from the ceiling by a chain, became a favorite for fashion shoots and may be as iconic of the 1960s as Eero Aarnio’s plastic ball chair of 1963.

     In 1956, Ditzel began designing for the Danish silverware firm Georg Jensen. In an association that lasted some 40 years, Ditzel would create organically shaped jewelry, barware, ceramic tableware and even tablecloths. Like her fellow Dane Verner Panton, Ditzel was not afraid to embrace industrial materials, and she began designing fiberglass chairs in the mid-1960s. Some of her most flamboyant work came toward the end of her career, in pieces such as 1989’s “Bench for Two,” with its shocking Op-art finish, or the “Trinidad chair” of 1992, with it’s sunburst-like, cut-though backs. Such feats of creativity were a fitting coda to one of the most imaginative, prolific and remarkable women of modern design.

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Ring Designed by Nanna Ditzel for Georg Jensen, Denmark, 1960s
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Stockholm, GB
Sterling silver.
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1960s Modern Vintage Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Silver Bangle Designed by Nanna Ditzel for Georg Jensen, Denmark, 1956
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Stockholm, GB
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1950s Modern Vintage Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

Bracelet Model 165 Designed by Nanna Ditzel for Georg Jensen, Denmark, 1966
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Stockholm, GB
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1960s Modern Vintage Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

Ring Designed by Nanna Ditzel for Georg Jensen, Denmark, 1960s
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Stockholm, GB
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1960s Modern Vintage Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

Denmark Nanna Ditzel Sterling Silver Bangle #155
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in New Milford, CT
Vintage Georg Jensen Denmark, designed by Nanna Ditzel, sterling silver bangle bracelet, #155. Modernist design by Nanna Ditzel from the later half of the 20th century. Measures 2 ...
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20th Century Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Nanna Ditzel for Georg Jensen Sterling Silver No 128a Drop Earrings
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Skanninge, SE
Great pair of earrings designed by legend Nanna Ditzel for Georg Jensen in the 1970s. Very nice vintage condition. Nanna Ditzel (1923 - 2005) was one of Denmark’s most accomplished ...
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1970s Modernist Vintage Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Nanna Ditzel Earrings No 126B
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Nanna Ditzel Earrings No 126B. Measures 2 cm / 0 25/32 in. diameter. Weighs 17 g / 0.55 oz. In nice condition.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Earrings by Nanna Ditzel No126
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Earrings Nanna Ditzel No 126. Measures 2 cm / 0 25/32 in. diameter. Weighs 17 g / 0.55 oz. One has a little dent.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cufflinks Nanna Ditzel No 109
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cuff Links Nanna Ditzel No 109. Measures 2.5 cm / 0 63/64 in. x 1.2 cm / 0 15/32 in. Combined weight 20 g / 0.70 oz.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet Nanna Ditzel #160
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet Nanna Ditzel #160. Diameter is about 6.5 cm / 2 9/16 in. Weighs 69 g / 2.45 oz. From after 1945.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Nanna Ditzel Bracelet in Sterling Silver No 141A
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen Nanna Ditzel Bracelet in Sterling Silver No 141A. Measures 19.9 cm / 7 53/64 in. long and in good condition. Weighs 27 g / 1.00 oz.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

1960s Nanna Ditzel for George Jensen Sterling Silver Necklace
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in New York, NY
This signed Nanna Ditzel necklace is 28 inches long and weighs about 97 grams. Design no. 141 in the George Jensen production, the necklace was made in Denmark. It could also be wo...
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1960s Vintage Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

1960s Nanna Ditzel for George Jensen Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in New York, NY
This Nanna Ditzel designed silver link bracelet is 7.5 inches long and weighs almost 27 grams. It was made as part of a set which includes the necklace posted separately. Made in Den...
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1960s Vintage Nanna Ditzel Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

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